I'm poised to buy a TFT touch screen for my Pi 2 or Pi 3. I have no desire to use the X Window interface (I believe this is what the stock Windowing interface is known as).
Instead, I prefer the commandline interface. Is it possible to have the commandline interface display on the TFT?
I prefer to code in Python and have several small programs which are working well on a 4-line LCD, but I'm now finding 4x40 characters to be quite limiting.
I suppose the question is 3 part:
1) In order to use the TFT, must I use the X GUI
2) Assuming not, can the TFT be used as a commandline terminal display
3) Can the TFT be addressed from a Python program in a similar fashion to a smaller LCD screen?
The touch-screen facility is incidental. I might like to play with it later.
This is not quite the same question as https://stackoverflow.com/questions/24147026/display-gui-on-raspeberry-without-startx which seems to be more centred around how to get pygame to work and on a TFT as an aside.